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[[caption-width-right:350:Oh what are ''you'' so happy about?]]

-> ''"Smile when you're happy, cry when you're sad...and do both when you're happier than you've ever been in your life."''
-->-- ''FanFic/TheSecondTry''

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To many, tears are an expression of sadness or [[WaterWorks weakness]]. Sometimes it can even indicate [[BerserkerTears ultimate]] [[ManlyTears Badassery]], since only the hardest {{Badass}}es can get away with shedding them. In any case, tears are always connected to emotions too strong to contain and are to be used sparingly and wisely, else the character passes off as {{wangst}}y or just plain [[WhatMeasureIsANonBadass weak]], even [[RealWomenNeverWearDresses if they're female]].

Still, there is one instance when tears are never looked down upon and accepted from ''anyone'': joy.

Crying for joy is the uppermost expression of happiness and ecstasy and is the best indicator of a CrowningMomentOfAwesome or a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: the villain has at last received comeuppance, TheQuest is finally over, the StarcrossedLovers are reunited for good...

Often witnessed in RealLife during similar moments, making this a TruthInTelevision. {{Wedding|Day}}s are a good source of this.

Not to be confused with the TearfulSmile which meaning is more ambiguous. Sometimes overlaps with TenderTears.

Compare ManlyTears. Contrast TearsOfRemorse.

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Goku in ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' does this once upon seeing Sanzo back to his old ways in the first arc of the series.
* ''FistOfTheBlueSky'': Many times and by men! Sometimes witnessed in FistOfTheNorthStar as well.
* ''{{Berserk}}'': Casca upon seeing [[ByronicHero Guts]] alive after the 100 men slaughter.
* In ''SasamiMagicalGirlsClub'', after a confession gone wrong, [[spoiler:Monta assures Misao (awkwardly) that her magical powers aren't creepy and don't make him hate her]], and she starts to tear up. That's when Sasami shows up, and seeing the tears, asks if Monta [[IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer made her cry]]. Misao quickly tells her friend that these are tears of joy.
* Very funny example in ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' when Jacuzzi shows Nice his new face tattoo. He thinks she's crying out of sadness and he starts crying too because he hates making her upset, but she's actually happy.
** [[TheFool Isaac and Miria]] are also prone to them, and [[TheWoobie Czes]] sheds them once or twice upon being [[ThrowTheDogABone thrown a bone]].
* [[http://www.serebii.net/anime/pictures/shinou/521ps5.shtml Chimchar]] in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. After [[TrainingFromHell everything the little guy's been through]] with its former trainer, you can't blame it for reacting this way.
* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Ed promises Winry she'll be doing this the next time she cries.
** And she does [[spoiler:when Ed and Al return home in the final chapter and Al has his body back.]]
** Also Lan Fan, when she receives a message from Ling saying that he's found a secret to immortality, which will ensure their clan's survival. But when her initial joy passes, she suspects that there's more, and Al is forced to admit that [[spoiler:Ling is the new Greed]].
* ''RozenMaiden: Traumend'' -- Shinku revisited [[spoiler:by Suigintou,]] and it's not an empty dream this time.
* In Chapter 450 of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Iruka seems to be shedding a single tear after seeing Naruto being welcomed back to the village after defeating Pein, after having a flashback in which he remembers how much of an outcast Naruto was before. Considering that Iruka is essentially Naruto's father figure, this is both appropriate, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]], and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]].
** From the same chapter, Hinata, after Naruto comes back alive.
** This happens again when Minato starts crying the moment [[spoiler:his son, Naruto, is born]].
** Chapter 488: Shizune crying when Tsunade wakes up from her coma, and then hugging her.
* Nanoha in the penultimate episode of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha [=StrikerS=]'', when after certain events that had a few instances of [[YoureNotMyFather You're Not My Mother]] being invoked, she is finally reunited with her adopted daughter. Although the tears didn't start flowing until she saw her daughter standing back up on her own two feet just like Nanoha tried to teach her before, saying that she had promised her Nanoha-mama that she'd be strong.
* In ''OnePiece'', Chopper does this near the end of his debut arc. [[TearJerker It's enough to make ANYONE cry]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIFZt3yHarI so don't feel bad for bawling like Chopper after seeing this]].
** Which has nothing on the time [[spoiler: Usopp rejoined the crew]] Luffy and Usopp were bawling like idiots, Nami was crying a little more realistically, and Franky [[SandInMyEyes wasn't crying damnit!]]
** Nico Robin on several occasions in [[RescueArc Enies Lobby]] after realizing that, after [[DarkAndTroubledPast 20 years]], she'd finally found TrueCompanions.
** Also Brook cried after Luffy told him that [[spoiler: his friend Laboon was still alive and still waiting for him.]]
** Jinbei shed ManlyTears when [[spoiler: Nami told him that she forgave him.]]
** Koala broke down into these when Fisher Tiger changed her slave mark into a sun mark, told her it is OK to cry (Breaking her StepfordSmiler fašade in the process), and vowed to return her home.
** Luffy can only burst into tears when [[spoiler:in chapter 731, Sabo reveals that he is alive.]]
* [[{{Trigun}} Vash]] does this occasionally, though never in serious scenes; he doesn't ''get'' that happy. Relief that everybody survived a particular snafu gives him the fountain-eyes, though.
** Meanwhile, in a far more horrible example, poor [[TheDragon Legato Bluesummers]] in his flashback story to his childhood--his telepathic powers allowed him to instinctively survive when [[BigBad Knives]] sliced apart the building in which he was being raped to death and all other occupants. He then kneels in front of Knives, who is his new instant god, and says he'll release his power and let Knives kill him in a moment with the angel-arm blade at his throat, but...he would like to stay by his side.
--->'''Knives:''' [{{Beat}}] What is your name?
--->'''Pre-Legato:''' [Looks up with incredulous TearsOfJoy] I...''have'' none!
---> And then Knives walks away, naked boy in shackles trailing behind him, [[StartOfDarkness destined to grow up to be]] his terrifying, twisted, [[MadLove devoted]] right hand. And better treated by the OmnicidalManiac who [[AllTakeAndNoGive doesn't give a damn about him]] than by anyone else, ever.
* When [[KenichiTheMightiestDisciple Kenichi]] faces a master weapon-user alone for the first time to buy time for his friends' escape, the Ryouzanpaku masters scold him for nearly throwing his life away and send him to his room. [[http://www.mangareader.net/337-50521-16/historys-strongest-disciple-kenichi/chapter-380.html But they're really secretly proud of his growth as a martial artist and as a man]]. Kenichi [[http://www.mangareader.net/337-50521-17/historys-strongest-disciple-kenichi/chapter-380.html cries with happiness]].
-->'''Kenichi:''' Honestly... those masters of mine...
* In ''MaiOtome'', Akane's two room attendants, Erstin and Irina, have this after she decides to elope with Kazuya instead of becoming Florence's Otome.
* ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}'' lampshades this in Chapter 99, "Tears of Joy and Tears of Disappointment". The former is from [[spoiler:the main characters, after they manage to fulfill the terms they made when they got PCP serialized, and thus avoid cancellation]]. Miyoshi does this at times, such as when the main characters are first serialized.
* In ''Anime/SailorMoon R'', Beruche (Birdie in the Creator/DiC dub) is confused when she sees Kōan (Catzi in the dub) crying after she starts her HeelFaceTurn. Beruche, in the dub, asks her why she's crying as they embrace. Kōan tells her, word for word, that they'r tears of joy.
* In ''TigerAndBunny'', Kotetsu cries these when he realizes that [[spoiler:Barnaby remembers him again]]. Karina cries them two episodes later when [[spoiler:it turns out that Kotetsu didn't really die]].
* Happens several times by Nia in ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', always when Simon does something special for her. The two most notable occasions are when she was kidnapped, first by Guame and second by the Anti-Spiral. Both times she has a stern, serious look, despite her facing death, confident Simon will rescue her. It's only when Simon finally does rescue her that she finally loses her composure.
* Several times in ''Anime/TheIdolmaster'', most notably in episode 20 when Chihaya just lets the waterworks gush after recovering from all the turmoil inflicted on her.
* In ''PonyoOnTheCliffByTheSea'', one time when Ponyo is not dead, Sosuke cries.
* In CodeGeass Suzaku cries with joy when he is reunited with his friends after [[spoiler: the hostage-taking incident]]. In R2, when it is fully brought home to [[MagnificentBastard Lelouch]] how deeply his friends care for him, he has a [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming truly beautiful]] monologue to himself on the nature of happiness and the few good memories he has, and is moved to tears (though this could be a combination of happy and sad, since he is also thinking of all the loved ones who are not there with them.)
* In {{Hetalia}}, a sketch by Himaruya shows that whenever Ancient Rome leaves Heaven to check on his grandsons, the eldest grandkid Romano cries these tears. This being [[{{Tsundere}} Romano]], he then hides so his grandpa won't see him cry.
* Joe from AshitaNoJoe is seen crying quietly [[spoiler: after the "welcome back" aprty thrown for him when he returns from juvenile jail.]]
* Season 2 Episode 11 of ''BlackButler''. Alois (in Ciel's Body) asking Hannah to tell him that she loves him and give him a hug. Which he's always needed. She does both, which prompts him to cry tears of joy and say "Love is...warm, isn't it?"
* Nagisa in ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'' starts crying at the end of the first season, when Tomoya asks her to date him and confesses his love to her at the same time.
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[[folder:Comicbook]]
* Happens in ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' at Scott and Jean's wedding. At the reception, she saves the last dance for Xavier, which would seem awkward since he's in a wheelchair, but she uses her telekinesis to lift him up and they proceed to share a proper dance. A few of the X-Men shed joyful tears watching them.
* Cornelia and Irma from Comicbook/{{WITCH}} give us one on the cover of [[http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e11/WITCH_fanatic2/Issue%2012/00.jpg season 1, issue 12]]
* In the ''ComicBook/{{Doom}}'' comic, this is Doomguy's reaction to acquiring the BFG 9000.
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[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* Kanae in the ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' fanfic ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero'' when she truly realizes, after begin lost traveling though worlds escaping from an AlienInvasion for years, [[TiredOfRunning she doesn't have to keep running anymore]] because she has the [[TrueCompanions SOS Brigade]] [[YouAreNotAlone to help her]].
* The page quote comes from a ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' fic called ''FanFic/TheSecondTry'', during a scene where [[spoiler:Asuka and Shinji have been reunited with their daughter, whom they thought [[RetGone they had lost forever]].]]
* Several times in DragonAgeTheCrownOfThorns. Faren,the dwarven commoner, experiences this after he [[spoiler:is smacked out of his Fade Demon-induced nightmare]]. More shocking is when [[spoiler:Trian Aeducan]], of all people breaks down though.
* In ''Fanfic/GameTheory'', [[spoiler:Precia sheds these when Alicia finally wakes up.]]
* In StallionsofHarmonyVerse, Blueblood sheds them [[spoiler:when he sees the rest of the Stallion Six still alive, and later when he's reunited with Princess Celestia.]]
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[[folder:Film]]
* Creator/KevinCostner in ''Film/TinCup'' and ''Film/TheBodyguard'' (shared with Music/WhitneyHouston)
* When Data finds his cat Spot alive and well after the Enterprise saucer's emergency landing in ''Film/StarTrekGenerations'', he cries, and thinks that his emotion chip is malfunctioning. Troi tells him "I think it's working perfectly."
* ''TheAbyss''. After the [[WorstAid Miraculous]] [[PleaseWakeUp Bitchslap]] [[HowDareYouDieOnMe of Life]] revives Lindsey Brigman, everybody breaks down. Especially "One Night", who was [[TearsOfRemorse the only one besides Bud to openly break down after the rest originally gave up on Lindsey]]. Early in the film, she had said some bad things about her.
* In one of the ''Wee Sing'' live action videos, the following dialogue happens:
--->'''B''': Why are you crying?
--->'''A''': I always cry when I'm happy.
--->'''B''': Well, what do you do when you're sad?
--->'''A''': Cry.
* Pepper Potts cried these in ''Film/IronMan'' when she saw Tony when he first came back from being imprisoned for three months.
* At the end of ''Film/KillBill Vol. 2'', The Bride is seen on a motel room's bathroom floor crying while clutching a stuffed animal. A close-up of her face reveals that these are indeed TearsOfJoy [[spoiler:at her HappyEnding, with Bill dead and having been reunited with her daughter]].
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/TheGoldenOecumene The Golden Transcedence]]'', when Helion has paid off Phaethon's debts by way of an apology, and they meet again, Helion offers Phaethon a legal document. Phaethon knocks it aside to embrace his father, and Helion uses the paper to dry his "joy-wet" eyes before remembering to give it to Phaethon, who deeply appreciates it even in its less than pristine state.
* In Creator/DanAbnett's TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Literature/GauntsGhosts novel ''His Last Command'', the sight of Gaunt makes Zweil's eyes well up before he declares that it has given him the most joy of anything in his long life.
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''The Hour of the Dragon'', when ConanTheBarbarian appears alive,
-->''"Oh, but Trocero will weep tears of joy to see you, sire!" cried one.\\
"Aye, and Prospero!" shouted another. ''
* In Creator/PoulAnderson's ''Literature/AMidsummerTempest'', Jennifer cries for joy on being reunited with Rupert.
* From ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', doubles as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming:
---> [[spoiler:But Harry had eyes only for the man who stood in the largest portrait directly behind the headmaster's chair. Tears were sliding down from behind the half-moon spectacles into the long silver beard, and the pride and gratitude emanating from him filled Harry with the same balm as phoenix song.]]
* In Creator/LJagiLamplighter's ''[[ProsperosDaughter Prospero Regained]]'', when Mab does something that requires a soul, Miranda weepts for joy.
* In Teresa Frohock's ''Literature/MiserereAnAutumnTale'', Lucian feels he could shed these after Lindsey rejects Catarina for him -- until Catarina resorts to force instead.
* From Creator/PGWodehouse's ''[[Literature/JeevesAndWooster Thank You, Jeeves]]'', after Jeeves has bailed the hysterical Bertie out of trouble yet again. Granted, Bertie expresses gratitude towards Jeeves OnceAnEpisode, but this moment is especially significant given that ''Jeeves quit working for Bertie'' at the beginning of the book, and Bertie tried to replace him with another valet who just didn't compare:
--> '' 'Jeeves,' I said, and if there were tears in the eyes, what of it? We Woosters are not afraid to confess honest emotion, '[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming there is none like you, none]].' ''
* In L. Jagi Lamplighter's ''[[ProsperosDaughter Prospero Regained]]'', Miranda starts to cry when [[spoiler:her siblings take over her duties at Prospero Inc., so she can go off with Astreus and spread the news of their freedom among the elves]].
* In Creator/JaneAusten's ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'', after an entire book of keeping her emotions in and not reacting to anything, when Elinor learns Edward's able to marry her after all, she runs out of the room crying "tears of joy, which she at first thought would never cease."
* In MichaelFlynn's ''Literature/SpiralArm'' novel ''On The Razor's Edge'', Podiin, when Gidula agrees [[HappinessInSlavery not to free him.]]
* In the ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'' series, Anne explains why she's not a big fan of diamonds and would rather have pearls for her engagement ring. Gilbert points out that pearls symbolize tears, and Anne in turn mentions the several times she cried tears of joy.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In one of the climaxes of ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger'', Takeru just barely got out alive after a death duel with Juzou, thanks to his friends. When he tried to leave again, [[spoiler:since he was actually the clan lord's BodyDouble and he felt extremely guilty for tricking his friends,]] all his friends made him listen that they'll always stay by him, [[spoiler:even if he's fake, because their experience together aren't fake and he is the 'lord' in their eyes and the lord that they pledged their loyalty to]]. As an ultimate expression of how glad he is that he still got friends, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Takeru had quite the heartful cry.]]
* Colin Morgan as the titular character of ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' is the master of this. Just ''try'' not to get choked up yourself when he cries with joy at [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6BnEVzANmU being reunited with his first love]], or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fq3NxhASm5E when he watches his best friend get crowned Queen of Camelot]].
* At the end of the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' pilot, River is crying in relief and happiness when she hugs Simon, after he rescued her.
* At the end of the sixth season of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', amidst the [[CooldownHug Cooldown Hugs]] and TearJerker, Buffy cries these tears to the shock of Dawn whom thought she'd wanted the world to end as she'd spent the season in a walking depression as she coped with being [[BackFromTheDead alive again.]]
** In the comics we get a new Slayer, Satsu, who was reduced to this due to the events at the end of season seven.
* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe" has the Doctor repeatedly notice this in other people and remark on how it's a strange human thing: "Happy tears. Humany-wumany". [[spoiler: The ending reveals he's full of it when he starts doing it himself.]]
* In the series LegendoftheSeeker, when [[TheStoic Cara]] discovers the [[TheCutie kind little crea]]ture u pon which the universe's destiny rests, and which she is trying to save and help giving birth after this creature witnessed an [[DoomEdhometown horrible event]], is dying, she is understandably sad. After laying her on a flower on a place in which the Nightshade (the creature) had to give her babies birth, she turns back and hears a strange sound, while the light lowers around her, and when she turns back again, she sees that her babies have just been born, and fly around, understands that she did not fail, that they are going to live and that she has just saved everyone with them, the usually collected Cara cries tears of joy. Later, she meets the injured Kahlan, help her to climb and begins answering Kahlan's inquiries about the creature' s situation by uttering, with a beam (possibly bordering tears of bliss again), she wishes she (Kahlan) would have been there, because it is the most beautiful thing [she] (Cara) [has] ever seen.
* In many game shows, it is not unheard of for a contestant that wins a grand prize (money, a trip, a car, etc.) to break down crying in absolute joy since they won something they could never get on their own.
* ''Series/HouseOfAnubis'', a few times.
** Fabian does this when he finds Nina, after an entire episode spent getting desperate and crazy searching for after he had sent her down the hole during Senet.
** Mara, when she finds out that Jerome is putting someone- his father in this case- before himself for once.
** Jerome, when he gets the gem back, and sees his father freed from prison.
** Pretty much everyone when Joy is saved from dying in the Season 2 finale.
*** Likewise, everyone when Eddie turns out to be alive at the end of Touchstone Of Ra.
** Patricia seemed close to this when she finally got to talk to Joy again.
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[[folder:Music]]
* ArcadeFire, especially in their first album, are basically this in musical form.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* In ''PricklyCity'', when Kevin the Lost Bunny of the Apocalypse, predicts a chorus of weeping, Carmen "explains" as tears of joy for a renewable energy source.
** Later Kevin learns that Carmen and Winslow had just left him in prison. He weeps with pride at how well they had learned from him.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Blog/SliceOfLife'', this is Pinkie Pie's reaction the first time she eats a real cupcake (that is, one not made with rocks).
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Happens a few times whenever a superstar accomplishes something big, such as winning their first World Title.
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[[folder:Videogames]]
* [[JokeCharacter Dan Hibiki]] in the ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha'' series upon winning.
* Colette tends to do it a lot in the optional cutscenes in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia''.
* If certain steps are taken, [[{{Persona3}} Junpei]] gets these when he learns that [[spoiler: Chidori is alive.]]
* Follow [[MultipleEndings the good ending]] and girls do this in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' [[spoiler: when Nanako is revealed to have been successfully resuscitated.]]
* ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' [[spoiler: Episode 6. Combined with TheGlomp. From Beato.]]
* In the ''TokimekiMemorial'' series, numerous girls shed those when their confession of love get reciprocated by the protagonist in their [[GoodEnding Happy Ending]]. To cite a few of them : [[TheAce Shiori]], [[GenkiGirl Hikari]], [[{{Bokukko}} Nozomi]], [[TeamMom Saki]] (in the Drama Series), [[TheAce Yuu]], [[TheHero Maki]], and [[{{Bokukko}} Itsuki]].
* Isabella in ''Advance Wars: Days of Ruin'', after Will comes to rescue her.
* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', [[spoiler:Aqua sheds these tears after learning that Sora, who was just an ordinary young boy when she met him, has grown into [[MessianicArchetype the one who will restore balance to the multiverse]]]].
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'', Orca cries, apparently for the first time in a long while, after Link masters the sword technique he never could.
** Zelda cries tears of joy in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'' [[spoiler:after Demise is defeated.]]
*** [[spoiler:Groose]] also sheds these, twice: the first time when [[spoiler:Link informs him that Zelda is on the Surface, but she's okay.]] The second time when [[spoiler:Zelda wakes up from her thousand-year sleep, but this time he full-on blubbers like a baby.]]
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds'', [[spoiler:Hilda cries out of strong gratitude for Link and Zelda's SelflessWish to restore Lorule's Triforce.]]
* Yuna cries these at the end of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' if you get the good ending [[spoiler:and she is reunited with Tidus]].
* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': In ''[[UpdatedRerelease Realta Nua]]'''s [[HundredPercentCompletion unlockable]] [[DistantFinale epilogue]] to the Fate route, Saber lets her tears fall after [[spoiler: [[TogetherInDeath finally reuniting with Shirou]]]].
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'': Garnet in the ending, [[spoiler:upon being reunited with Zidane, who she believed to be dead for a year]]. Combined with AngerBornOfWorry and TheGlomp too.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob:'' [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20091006.html ''We're in spaaaaaaayce..."]]
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive:'' Arguably, Tedd's reaction [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2004-06-25 here]]
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': Roy cries with joy when he meets [[spoiler: his little brother Eric, who died very young in an accident, in the afterlife.]] Definitely a TearJerker for the reader as well.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=1863 Maybe they're tears of joy]]
* Antimony of ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' cries happy tears when she is reunited with Katerina after a summer break spent waiting for her father at the Court in futility.
* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'': Gary does this when Yuki says [=DiDi=] needs to be naked around Gary all the time so that his art may improve.
* In ''{{Endstone}}'', [[http://endstone.net/2012/07/05/8-08/ Vandric recognizes Kyri in the arena and cries when embracing her.]]
* In ''Webcomic/DocRat'', [[http://www.docrat.com.au/default.asp?thisItem=1005 at the wedding.]]
* In ''Webcomic/AvasDemon'', [[http://www.avasdemon.com/pages.php?page=0062 the demon indignantly says that Ava should be weeping tears of joy over the planet's destruction, because it was a terrible planet.]]
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Jake cries these after he introduces Finn to his puppies in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming so did everyone in the audience who saw this scene]].
* [[spoiler: The Air Conditioner]] [[HeartwarmingMoments after he is repaired and brought back to life by Rob]] in ''TheBraveLittleToaster''.
* ''Lots'' of times in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. Always heartwarming.
** Arguably, the most moving example would be the [[spoiler: reunion between Zuko and Iroh]]. Try not to cry yourself, we dare you.
* Gus Griswald in ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' during his first episode. He begins crying tears of joy after the other main five gave him a tour of the school and making friends with him, telling them about how in all of the schools he's been at in the past six years, he's never had any friends, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming and is glad that they're so nice to him]].
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Princess Luna sheds one in "Elements of Harmony" upon being welcomed back by her sister. [[spoiler: Pinkie Pie]] sheds these in "Baby Cakes" upon hearing Pound and Pumpkin Cake's first words: [[spoiler: "Pinkie" and "Pie" respectively]].
* Kyle does this in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Crack Baby Athletic Association" while watching an episode of ''[[ShowWithinAShow Terrence & Phillip]]'' with Stan, right before a {{Mood Whiplash}}ing commercial.
** PlayedForLaughs in "Cartmanland": Cartman does this when he's having the time of his life, completely alone, at his own personal amusement park. [[ThatMakesMeFeelAngry "I'm so happy!"]] *sniff* "I'm so-ho-ho ha-happy-yy!!"
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'': In "Doomie's Romance," Lydia cries happily when Doomie's tears revive Pinky, the Mayor's former pink convertible. Beetlejuice does so as well, but he uses the old excuse that he had something in his eye.
* ''ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'': In [[spoiler:episode 50, Daphne cries when Fred kisses her and tells her he loves her. Velma cries when she witnesses it.]]
* ''[[{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown's All-Stars]]'': Charlie Brown after the gang presents him with his own sweater that reads "Our Manager."
* In ''ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Buttercrush," Buttercup cries tears of joy--she's buying Gangreen Gang leader Ace's sob story.
* Marge in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "'Tis the Fifteenth Season" when Homer gives her the last porkchop out of generosity. The family is visibly freaked out by her tears.
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